Inuit Art Select

May 25 - 30, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 223
DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976)
  • DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976)
  • DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976)
  • DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976)
  • DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976)

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DAVIDIALUK ALASUA AMITTU (1910-1976), Povungnituk / Puvirnituq

KATYUTAYUUQ ATTACKING A MAN

stone
9 x 10 x 11 in — 22.9 x 25.4 x 27.9 cm

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $3,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

"This is Kajjutaijuk, one of the most dreaded monsters in Eskimo mythology. A huge female ogre with enormous tattoed face and breasts and genitalia growing from her cheeks and cleft chin, and huge stumpy legs creating thunder as she approaches unwary Eskimos whom she devours with relish."

Patrick Furneaux, Leo Rosshandler, Arts of the Eskimo: Prints, Signum Press, Montreal, 1974, page 140